first_imgIndoor workouts are perfect for monsoons and for those still suffering in the summer heat. Start with simple stretches.1. Jumpstart your day. Skipping for 15 minutes can burn up to 700 calories. It strengthens your joints and bones and works on your abs, back, legs and calf muscles. Start with 3 mins and work your way up slowly. 2. Step aerobics. All you need is a step bench, preferably with adjustable height, to increase the intensity of your workout. Turn on the music and watch your lower body muscles get taut and your metabolism and stamina increase. 3. Push-up challenge. Make sure that you do 80 to 200 push-ups with rest in between. If you’re not strong enough to do standard ones, do some kneeling push-ups or those on a chair. 4. Pump weights. Holding dumbbells, do a few sets of squats, bicep curls, lunges, tricep curls, push-ups, plies and overhead presses (look up old issues of prevention for details). A 25 to 30-minute workout is great to strengthen your arms and legs, tone your butt and shape your tummy. 5. Balancing act. With a stability ball you can do crunches, push-ups, abdominal rolls, limb extensions and more. It helps you work on every part of your body. 6. Exer-Bands. Perfect for indoor workouts (see Walk off Weight 3x Faster). Use them to tone your entire body. A 30-minute workout can burn up to 700 calories. 7. Calm and composed. Yoga can make you feel great. A 45-minute session can help you burn up to 700 calories. Try and remain active through the day and play with your children when you can. Have fun!advertisementNeesha Maria Bukht is a certified fitness trainer from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). She works with Talwalkars Gym, Mumbai. Bukht writes regularly on fitness and is also a certified dietician. Write to her at [email protected]last_img